On This Day

1797 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 13 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 10 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer & composer, born in Havixbeck, Germany (d. 1848)

Person of interestFranz Schubert

Jan 31 Franz Peter Schubert, Austrian composer (Unfinished Symphony), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1828)

Composer Franz Schubert
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Franz Schubert
  • Feb 15 Heinrich [Henry] Engelhard Steinway, German American piano maker (Steinway & Sons), born in Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (d. 1871)
  • Feb 24 Samuel Lover, composer
  • Mar 7 Karl Schwencke, composer
  • Apr 17 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian-French composer and conductor, born in Hanzinne, Belgium (d. 1869)
  • May 6 Joseph Brackett, American religious leader (Shakers) and composer (Simple Gifts), born in Cumberland, Maine (d. 1882)
  • May 12 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer
  • May 30 Johann Christian Lobe, German composer, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1881)
  • Jul 19 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, born in Neugersdorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Jul 21 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • Aug 5 Friedrich August Kummer, German composer and musician, born in Meiningen (d. 1879)
  • Sep 16 Anthony Panizzi, Italian librarian at British Museum, born in Brescello, Italy (d. 1879)
  • Nov 23 Gabor Matray, composer
  • Nov 29 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer
  • Dec 13 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Dec 19 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • Dec 26 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Toten (d. 1839)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer, dies at 40
  • Feb 8 Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer, pupil of J. S. Bach, dies at 81
  • Feb 11 Antoine Dauvergne, French composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 27 Benvenuto Robbio San Raffaele, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 1 Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 19 Philip Hayes, English composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 3 Nonnosus Madlseder, German composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 12 Josef Antonin Stepan, Bohemian composer, dies at 71
  • May 30 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, dies at 48
  • Jul 29 Christoph Rheineck, composer, dies at 48
  • Aug 12 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, German composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 23 Johann Georg Roser, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 12 Pierre Jélyotte, French composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 22 Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer, dies at 74